How Was He Crushed?

Q. In Isaiah 53 it says He was crushed for our iniquities. I know the prophecies were very specific on what suffering Jesus was subjected to, the abuse, whipping, piercing & crucifixion, etc… but I don’t remember seeing anything about this part of the Prophecy. Would you please show me where this prophecy was fulfilled?  Thank You & God Bless you and your ministry.

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Called Out Of Egypt?

Q. My question is about the passage in Matthew 2:15 that stated that when Joseph took Mary and Jesus out of Egypt after Herod died it was a fulfillment of the prophecy in Hosea 11:1. However, it seems like that is really out of context. Was that recognized prior to the birth of Christ as a Messianic Prophecy? How was that a fulfillment of prophecy?

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The Prophet Of Moses

Q. Who is the Prophet mentioned in John 1:21? I always thought that the Prophet was Jesus Christ but why would they ask John that if he was the Christ and the Prophet as if they were two separate people? Can you show me some passages that show Jesus is also the Prophet?

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Did Judas Have A Choice?

Q. The Bible says that God had willed the death of Jesus (John 3:16), that “Jesus (was) delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God” in Acts 2:23 and Luke 22:22  which says “For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!”  On the surface it seems that Judas had no choice here. Would you please explain?

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Dividing The Earth

Q. The Bible mentions Peleg, son of Eber, saying that in his days the earth was divided. Is this the ground or the people?  Thank You for your very blessed website.

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Was Jesus Called a Nazarene By The Prophets?

Q. Matthew 2:23 says: “And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” I can’t find any OT prophet saying that. What was Matthew talking about?

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The Case Of The Deviled Ham

Q. I had a question about the demons/devils Jesus cast out of the man in Mark 5 (a man with an unclean spirit), and in Matthew 8 two men (there met him two possessed with devils) and in Luke 8  (there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time). Curious why Mark and Luke say 1 and Mathew says 2 but more curious why the demons/devils wanted to get cast into the swine? What were their other options? And what happened to the demons/devils when the swine drowned themselves?

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Still More Two Brides Follow up

Q. What do you think about this excerpt of a Messianic teaching about the bride?

“From the passage in Hosea (2:19-20) it is clear that Israel is the Bride of God. Yet the Newer Covenant Scriptures tell us that the “church” is the bride of Messiah.  Does God have two brides? Is He a polygamist? No!  Or, is it possible as some have suggested, God divorced one bride – Israel, to marry another – the church? That cannot be – for God has told us He hates divorce (Mal 2:16) and Jeremiah affirms God’s everlasting covenant with the physical people Israel (Jer 31:35-37). This too is affirmed by Paul in (Rom 9-11).  The best solution then is to affirm the fact that God has always had one bride – His chosen people Israel. This has been enlarged to include those grafted in to Israel (Rom 11:17), the gentile believers.”

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More Two Brides Follow Up

Q. I was reading your featured topic on the two brides and you make the statement that I have heard time and time again: “…..the Father had to turn away, unable to look upon Him (Habakkuk 1:13)”.  First, Habakkuk does not say God turned away from anything, its says he can not tolerate evil or condone evil, to paraphrase. The words tolerate and condone do not imply an inability to face.  I have heard a lot of pastors say at that moment on the cross God had to hide his face from Jesus and that is why Jesus said “my God why have you forsaken me”.  I don’t see that.

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